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Suspect wanted for series of Kelowna thefts arrested in stolen car

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November 24, 2017 - 11:41 AM

KELOWNA – A 19-year-old Kelowna man suspected in a string of thefts across the city was found inside a stolen car early this morning.

The man, whose identity has not been released, was arrested in the 2100 block of Burtch Road shortly before 1:30 a.m. Nov. 24.

A media release from Cpl. Jesse O’Donaghey says police found him after a resident living nearby reported a theft in progress.

“A Kelowna RCMP police dog canine team was brought in as numerous general duty officers responded and set up an area of containment,” he says. “The suspect male was located seated inside a grey Honda Accord. He was removed from the vehicle and taken into police custody.”

Police found what they suspect are illegal drugs in his possession.

The recovered grey Honda Accord had been reported from the 800 block of Saucier Avenue less than two hours earlier and while investigating, RCMP found a red Honda Civic also reported stolen Nov. 23. 

RCMP are also investigating the suspect’s connection to a theft from a convenience store on Glenmore Road yesterday evening.

A 19-year-old Kelowna man faces several potential charges. He remains in police custody at this time.

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